Many travelers visit Kutná Hora as part of a private or small-group day trip from Prague. Choose from among half- and full-day tours that stop by the Sedlec Ossuary, as well as other top attractions such as the Cathedral of St. Barbara, the Czech Museum of Silver, and the former Cistercian monastery. Tours typically include round-trip transportation, and some include admission to all the sights.
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Things to Know Before You Go
Kutná Hora is a must for medieval history and architecture lovers.
Wheelchair users may find it difficult to navigate the village’s cobbled streets and high curbs.
How to Get There
Kutná Hora is located 52 miles (84 kilometers) east of Prague. Trains run from Prague to Kutná Hora hourly, and the train station is a short walk from both the Sedlec Ossuary and the town center.
When to Get There
Summer is the busiest time in Kutná Hora, so for fewer crowds, go in spring or fall. If you’re there in May or early June, you’ll see the Bavarian countryside covered in flowers. And in late June, the Festival of the Royal Silvering officially kicks off the beginning of the tourist season.
The History of the Sedlec Ossuary
During the 14th-century Plague, thousands of bodies were buried in the Sedlec Abbey. Eventually, they needed to be exhumed to make way for new burials. In the late 1800s, a local wood-carver was hired to put the bones in order, and wound up creating a chandelier and other decorations for the chapel. Opt for a private tour of the ossuary to delve into the mystery of the place.
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